Tuesday, 14 September 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Water Bound - Christine Feehan

Release Date: 29/07/10


For Lev Prakenskii, the last thing he remembers is being lost in the swirling currents of the ocean and sucked deeper into the nothingness of a freezing black eddy off the coastal town of Sea Haven. Just as quickly, just as miraculously, he was saved - pulled ashore by a beautiful stranger - but Lev has no memory of who he was - or why he seems to possess the violent instincts of a trained killer. All he knows is that he fears for his life, and the life of his unexpected saviour. Her name is Rikki, a sea-urchin diver in the small town of Sea Haven. She always felt an affinity for the ocean and the seductive pull of the tides - and now, for the enigmatic man she rescued. But soon they will be bound by something even stronger - each other's tantalising secrets that will engulf them both in a whirlpool of dizzying passion and inescapable danger.


Whilst Christine is very well known for her plotting alongside great dialogue, the main focus with this title is the characters within which may not please all the fans of her Drake Sisters series (of which this is set in the same world but with a whole host of new cast members.) It does have an interesting premise and whilst I do love the fact that it’s a great piece of experimentation for the author with the characterisation it doesn’t quite fulfil what will have sold this title to a great many of her fans as the plot for this was a little bit too simplistic. It is interesting, it does have some magical moments but I hope that future offerings expand a bit more as this I feel that this offering was more of a set up than anything else.

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